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The Mortal Perlis of Hell

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After an unlikely chain of incidences culminating with a mind-numbing clout on the head, Miles Orvis was medically dead for 6 hours before being resuscitated.

“First off, the food is excellent, exceedingly rich and well prepared. But the serving sizes are miniscule; often just half a bite and they take it away. There is nowhere to sit and the whole place is noisy.

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In The Dark Heart of A Dream

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All of us do dark and untidy things in our dreams. We cheat. We lie. We harm and seduce. In fact, if you have never spent time on the dark side in your sleep life, by all means do so at once. Dreams furnish humanity with the ideal arena for darkness of all sorts. After extended research at the Hendrick’s Institute for Dark Dream Studies, we have come up with a list of suggestions:

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Alternate States of Consciousness

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November 1913, Carl Jung began an adventure into his own soul. Over the next 4 years, Dr. Jung transported himself into a series of alternate states of consciousness. This sounds so stimulating, we are planning our own such journey and are seeking others to join us.

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The World's Strangest Museum

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According to folklore, two dead mice on toast will cure a variety of ailments; this rather macabre (and completely unappetising) treatment was displayed in a glass cabinet at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in California. 

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the Nudist Lightning-Botherer

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‘Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.'-P. G. Wodehouse

In some societies it was believed that evil spirits were able to enter a person’s soul through their hair, and that only a haircut would drive them out. With this in mind we decided to pay a visit to the finest chirotonsor (an early 1900s word for barber) we could find.

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Strange Endeavours In Space

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"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."- Democritus

The mummichog or Fundulus heteroclitus is a small and hardy fish. In fact it is so hardy that it is the ‘go-to’ fish for space research. In 1973, two mummichogs left the earth on important business. Their mission was simple: to find out how well fish swim in zero gravity (and the role of the otolith, or earbone, organs).

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